Scientists test sick Alaska seals for radiation

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posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 08:03 PM
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Scientists test sick Alaska seals for radiation


www.trust.org

SEATTLE, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Scientists in Alaska are investigating whether local seals are being sickened by radiation from Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant.

Scores of ring seals have washed up on Alaska's Arctic coastline since July, suffering or killed by a mysterious disease marked by bleeding lesions on the hind flippers, irritated skin around the nose and eyes and patchy hair loss on the animals' fur coats.
(visit the link for the full news article)


Related News Links:
www.npr.org
mdn.mainichi.jp
i.stuff.co.nz

Related AboveTopSecret.com Discussion Threads:
Do these seals have radiation poisioning?
Fukushima Dai-ichi: A Recap So Far.
Debris From Japan Hits North American Shores
Japan declares 'nuclear emergency' after quake




posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 08:03 PM
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This is hitting the MSM via Reuters.

I do believe that there was a report in the "Japan declares 'Nuclear Emergency' after quake" thread (see link) quite a few months ago of seals shpwing these same symptoms.

This is an updated report and seems to indicate that the problem may be more widespread than those early reports.

The "additional news links" are not necessarily seal-related, but they do showcase some ther effect of the radiation that might not ne readily apparent.

www.trust.org
(visit the link for the full news article)
edit on 27-12-2011 by jadedANDcynical because: MSM, not MSN
edit on 27-12-2011 by jadedANDcynical because: typo


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posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 08:05 PM
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Let's not push all the blame to Japan.

BP ruined the oceans as well and all of those toxins would have traveled the global waterways by now.

Before them it was Exxon.

This is sad indeed.



posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 08:07 PM
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I have about as much faith in an accurate report from a Goverment Agency as I do The Weather Man getting the forcast accurate. Thats preety dim.


I think the seals are a victim and they wouldn't be testing them if they didn't feel some connection. Will we get the truth? Your guess is as good as mine. s/f op thanks for the thread



posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 08:22 PM
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Trust me, I know well how BP treats the environment. I live on the Gulf Coast in a place we not-so-affectionately call "Toxic City" and drive by refineries of BP, Valero, Sterling Chemical and Marathon to name a few.

I am also old enough to remember the Valdez and the heat wrenching images of all of the wuldlife coated in the crude oil.

Not trying to say that Turdco are the only polluters in the world, by any means.

Just calling attention to something that we are still at the beginning of seeing effects from.



posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 08:33 PM
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Thanks for the thread on this. The timing is right and the location is right for the first signs of the true effects to begin. I'd say its starting...and this is one time I would have given everything I have and everything I am to have been wrong. I think every one of us who looked down this rabbit hole and came out fundamentally changed from it...really hoped we were wrong about it.


Here we go........



posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 08:42 PM
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Thanks for finding this. I was wondering when we start to see some sea life showing possible signs of radiation poisoning. If they would at all. I am not sure if they would, but I was looking.



posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 08:59 PM
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I hope this isn't the cause, but I wouldn't be suprised.
In any event, that is disturbing news.
The Tuna,Salmon,Halibut, Crab, hell the whole food chain needs to be inspected.
The sad thing is, even if the test results prove contamination, it is too late do do
anything except warn people about it. We all know that would not be the best publicity
for business interests, so if you can hear a pin drop, you KNOW it's worrisome.

S&F



posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 09:45 PM
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I was wondering if Fukashima would effect Alaska's coast


I normally live in South East Alaska, but have been in Minnesota for the last few years. I am heading back there next spring and I have been watching the news reports about all of the tsunami debris reaching the coast. I am a sports fisherman, but most of my friends up there are commercial fishermen, and I worry about them. The Gulf of Alaska is going through what they call acidification, it is basically dying.
www.sciencedaily.com... That is an article from 2009, but it is only getting worse. Now Fukashima is added to the mix.

I used to beach comb a lot as a kid growing up in Alaska, and we would fairly regularly find Japanese glass balls used to float nets. I think if I saw something like that now in the water, I would just leave it alone.
The water current from Japan carries right through southeast Alaska, and is part of what keeps it warm in the winter, I know these seals they are talking about are a lot farther north than where I was, but I can't help but feel bad, because I know that water goes right through my hometown.

I hope they find these seals are just sick from something else other than radiation, the thought of my little world dying in a slow radiation cooker just sickens my stomach.





posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 09:57 PM
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Here is something a little more recent on the acidification:


"This is the first dedicated ocean acidification mooring to be deployed in a high latitude coastal sea," said Jeremy Mathis, principal investigator for the project and an assistant professor of chemical oceanography at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. "Other moorings have been deployed with ocean acidification sensors, but this is the first complete package in Alaska."


Science Daily article from May, 2011.

I wonder if the ionizing radiation would affect this process at all.



posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 10:15 PM
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Originally posted by zroth


Let's not push all the blame to Japan.

BP ruined the oceans as well and all of those toxins would have traveled the global waterways by now.

Before them it was Exxon.

This is sad indeed.


Its primarily Japan and and the underwater NUKES, but its the US/UK/CIA/MOSSAD, Rockefeller/Kissinger/Bush Sr/Rothchild group that did JAPAN and the underwater NUKES.



posted on Dec, 28 2011 @ 12:20 AM
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This crying earth, it's weeping shore.
I wasnt a big fan of Mr Jackson, but this song sums up what how we feel about mother earth, and its sad we dont give a damn anymore.
edit on 28-12-2011 by andy1972 because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 28 2011 @ 01:55 AM
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Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
Thanks for the thread on this. The timing is right and the location is right for the first signs of the true effects to begin. I'd say its starting...and this is one time I would have given everything I have and everything I am to have been wrong. I think every one of us who looked down this rabbit hole and came out fundamentally changed from it...really hoped we were wrong about it.


Here we go........


THIS!!



posted on Dec, 28 2011 @ 03:55 AM
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When I saw the seal problem on RSOE EDIS in mid October I wondered if they would even be allowed to look at the possibility it was radiation related (as it sure sounds like it). It has been a while now - at least they are looking, but will they tell the truth?



posted on Dec, 28 2011 @ 05:01 AM
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"We"?

You can be more specific and pin it to certain groups who are so power-hungry they will destroy the future for the rest of tomorrow's population. It isn't all of us to the same degree. The ones who are responsible for the oil spills and nuclear waste catastrophes are those greedy higher ups. It is worth mentioning that most of us do drive or use plastic products.

But, I didn't have a dang thing to do with any decision made that resulted in those problems, and neither did you...



posted on Dec, 28 2011 @ 05:09 AM
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I blame the tsunami, not Japan. There are plenty of nuclear power plants around the world. Not all the have the misfortune of falling prey to a natural disaster.



posted on Dec, 28 2011 @ 06:04 AM
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I eat a lot of Alaskan seafood about once or twice a week. If those seals test possitive I will never eat it again. Becasue if the seals have it I'd bet my last dollar the seafood is contaminated.



posted on Dec, 28 2011 @ 07:49 AM
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It was Japanese engineers who ignored specialists they hired who told them that this was not as good location due to the possibility of a large earthquake and subsequent tsnumai.

It ws Japanese engineers who located emergency generators in places where the could be swept away by said tsunami.

It was America who strong armed Japan in to accepting nucler power to such an extent that they have beceome dependant upon it.

It was an Ameircan company (General Electric) who designed a nuclear plant with only a primary loop; meaning the water that flows over the fuel rods is the same water which is turned into steam to drive the turbines without a secondary cooling loop.

It was French MOX fuel in reactor 3 which contributed to the explosion that had such a large vertical component and lofting tons of unidentified radioactive schmegma (technical term) into the atmosphere which then got carried around the globe.

While the earthquake and tsunami eventuated in the disaster we have facing us today, there is more than enough stupidity on the part of "leaders" to justify apportioning a substantial amount of blame to them.
edit on 28-12-2011 by jadedANDcynical because: typos
edit on 28-12-2011 by jadedANDcynical because: more typos, and i bet i still didnt catch them all (where is a pokemon trainer when you need one?)



posted on Dec, 28 2011 @ 08:23 AM
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Terrible things have been done to the sea life that may require balance. SAD many dont concern themselves with this MAJOR issue since its not in their VISUAL backyard even if in their back yard STILL. Thanks for the update.



posted on Dec, 28 2011 @ 08:35 AM
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Originally posted by SerialLurker
I blame the tsunami, not Japan. There are plenty of nuclear power plants around the world. Not all the have the misfortune of falling prey to a natural disaster.



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